It immerges from our own thoughts as the final way to demonstrate our own frustration over not getting what we want. It shows immaturity of the individual and discontent for self, not of an imagined enemy. Christmas is a poor time to be considering serenity. Prayers, faith, hope and trust are things that do not bring us peace, they cannot. All of them happen in the future, they all deny that you have peace today and they all take away the private responsibility of each and everybody else of else to live in peace. We look to God, Jesus, Ala, Mohamed, the President, parents, fate or somebody else to deliver peace, and completely deny the only one who may do it. Because humanity has all of the attributes of its creator, it has immediate access to all its attributes.
If we are inherently peaceful, then we can demonstrate if emotionally by being peaceful. Peace is just a thought away. It isn't shown en mass but individually and repeated many times on the road. Peace is as individual as warfare and is shared with all other aspects of your self. One grain of sugar placed to a pitcher of water that is purified changes the whole volume of water. It's not pure. You may not always agree with what he has to say. You will always come out with a fresh perspective and your thinking will never be the same. It is a learning curve combined with insanity. If what you're doing does not bring you what you need, why do you do it? How insane is that? Unless you have discovered the reason for not needing peace, you will always turn to war. In the history of humanity, peaceful individuals have sought to expand their calmness throughout the action of war.
If you are at war, be calm in its existence. Lift yourself up into the position of the silent observer that is another part of you. You may smile with love and empathy and you look back on the struggle you have placed yourself in as a researcher viewing a mouse in a maze. After time you will not encounter those earthy events as something or another. You may understand the connection and life will proceed more readily for you. You will not be against anything, but for all, as you will know the reason behind the encounter. Mankind has traditionally believed that as soon as you kill the enemy, he disappears indefinitely. This thinking is naïve at best. No spirits are ever lost, and those that you seek to destroy and conquer become your children and your own teammates. Life changes, but it can never be destroyed. Like the mail it just keeps coming and coming.
Do not wait
Do not wait for others to be calm because you've already been waiting thousands of years. Never look behind you to find that others are after, you will trip over yourself. Don't declare yourself as peaceful, but demonstrate it. Know peace because this is what you desire as you'd war because that's also what you desire. To understand peace you have to return to it. You must know non-peace before you can know peace. You may fall in love with yourself around again. Roy E. Klienwachter is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. Roy's books are thought provoking and designed to empower you to take responsibility for your life and what you create. His books and articles are written in the simplicity and eloquence of Zen wisdom. The only enemy that humanity has is one person. One faces off with a mirrored image of self demonstrating a strong urge to beat some sense to the section of self that is rejected. Your enemy is your rejected self, the part of you that you do not want to deal with. This part of you that won't listen to your reason. That part of you that knows there's another manner. Peace is located in the middle of a war, as you are on the edge of death, starvation or torture.
Humanity now finds itself in precisely the same place it's several times before. Its technology is complex enough to wipe out all life in the world. Traditional warfare is not essential and a small bottle of germs can do the trick. There is no safe haven, since the enemy will always go together with you. You cannot kill that portion of you that desires war and the enemy has a long memory. Don't be shamed or invisibly to serenity if it is not exactly what you need, since it won't last. Don't deny yourself, announce who and what you are, what you stand for, not exactly what you are against. Don't lie; you are worthy if you're for peace or war. War and peace is exactly the same thing, just different ends of the stick. Peace cannot exist without war and visa versa, but you have a choice to which one you want to experience. The only real problem with experiencing peace is that humanity speaks about it.
It does not demonstrate for peace, but shows against war. Humanity keeps warfare alive by being against it. There would not be one gun shot within another moment if all women and men thought only about peace in that instant. We gave up our power and responsibility for peace when we turned outward to make it. It happened when we began to proclaim in our churches, temples, synagogues and halls we had been unworthy, that we were less than what created us and when we refused our connection to this source, others, and our environment. The body has options always whether to die in peace or live in warfare. The body may experience war however, the spirit does not. If humankind was inherently calm, would we have peace after thousands of years of attempting to locate it? Are we hitting ourselves over the head with the exact same hammer, trying to manifest a result, by doing the same things that don't bring us to the peace that we say we would like to experience?